23 March 2010

muesli (or soaked oat) pancakes

Hubs worked late one night last week, so I got to make breakfast for dinner. I love love LOVE breakfast for dinner, but Hubs just barely tolerates it, so I save it for when he's gone.

How can anyone not like breakfast for dinner? I just don't get it. I would eat breakfast foods all day if I could. But Hubs says, "We can have breakfast for dinner as long as we can have dinner for breakfast. We have to have dinner sometime." Ugh, men. Men and their meat. I'm sure this is all about meat. Isn't it always something primal like that?

When I make pancakes for dinner, I like to make them hearty by adding oats. I do this in the mornings, too, but mostly for dinner. I usually add quick oats straight to the pancake batter (click here for that recipe), but this time I decided to use regular oats and soak them first.
I poured about a cup of regular rolled oats into a bowl, added milk just to cover, and let it soak for a while. I didn't do this for too long...maybe half an hour. Not long enough to require refrigeration, anyway.

See how the oats are all nice and soakey?
Yet another side note: as I was getting ready to post this, I stumbled across this article about soaking oats.I'm a little alarmed...could it be that my adult acne and low hemoglobin levels are due to eating unsoaked oats?? I'm going to try soaking my oats overnight for a few months and see if it makes a difference. If you have any further information on this, I would love to hear from you here or in the comments section.

Right, back to the pancakes. So I mix up the batter as directed in the link above, except instead of adding quick oats at the end, I add the soaked oats. 

I think they're even yummier this way. And if you look really close, you can see the little oaties in there. And if you can see oats, it means they are healthy pancakes and you can add more syrup. Promise. You read it here, so you know it's true. :)


J I L L A I R E said...

What if you have bacon or sausage or ham with your breakfast for dinner? Then Hubs would have his meat. Would he go for that?

Marisa@make*happy said...

That does often help, but he still complains. But he's the kind of guy that, when he was in college and would wake up at noon, would then have lunch foods as his first meal, because it was lunchtime.

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